An Ilkley estate agent has been appointed by the vendors of a grade 2 listed property which has been put up for sale for the first time in more than half a century.
Number 88 Main Street in Addingham became a well-known electrical shop, Pearce Bros, when the present owners bought it, before transforming it into a house when they started a family.
When they first moved into the property back in 1964, a litre of petrol cost five pence; a pint of beer set you back eight pence; Duncan Campbell had just set a world water speed record; and Alec Douglas-Home was Prime Minister.
The four-bedroom stone-built cottage, steeped in history, has been brought to the market for the first time since then through the Ilkley branch of selling agents, Linley & Simpson, with an asking price of £350,000.
Sandra Wright, valuation manager for Linley & Simpson, said: “With four bedrooms, two reception rooms, a dining kitchen and a utility room, as well as a delightful garden, and two valuable off-road parking spaces and a single garage, this is a property whose space truly deceives the eye.
“The property has been priced competitively to allow for some modernising. However, it does offer the successful purchaser the rare opportunity in central Addingham of acquiring a fabulous family home and creating your own specification and style.
“In our opinion, there is potential to incorporate an en-suite bathroom as well as a cloakroom and WC, as well as an extension to the rear – subject to planning permission of course.”